If you've already started to roll your eyes,then you've clicked on the wrong post.To fellowDaysdevotees,I say,welcome.Welcome to our first post about soaps (btw do you want more of these?Tell me in the comments).Yes,Stefano DiMera still runs rampant,and Hope is now Princess Gina (it's temporary!),butDays of Our Livesis showcasing some of its most important and honest work in its 45+-year history.
Over the last week,I was fortunate enough to be given behind-the-scenes access into the world of Salem--a place,I must admit,that I hadn't visited through my TV screen since the turn of the new millennium.
Then,last September,when I heardDayshired new head writers,and was bringing back fan favorites (Carrie!The originalAustin!Marlena,John!),I decided to tune back in.Really,it was just out of curiosity to see how everyone looked.I never expected to get drawn back in.After all,with my schedule,I certainly don't have time to pick up another TV show--let alone one that airs new episodes 5 days a week,52 weeks a year.
And yet,this former soap fan,who honestly thought the gloryDayswere over,found herself addicted to the tube again,and hasn't missed an episode since.That's right,eight months and counting,and I wear it as a badge of honor.
So over the coming weeks,you'll get VIP access into Salem,and why* Days of Our Lives* has become MUST-SEE TV again.This isn't your mother's painstakingly-slow soap opera anymore.It's a compelling drama that is turning out emotional,addictive story lines that don't take 5 years to play out.The writing is fresh and funny,and the acting is superb.Julia Robertsisn't a fan for nothing.
You're going to see super fun videos brought to you by the hottest stars on the show (just you wait until you see what Patrick Muldoon,Galen Gering,Molly Burnett and Casey Jon Deidrick are up to),but for now,I want to focus on the storyline that,in my opinion,has never been done better--not on primetime,daytime,or in feature films.
Here I am checking out the latest issue of GLAMOUR with Chandler Massey and getting a kick out of theDo's & Don'tssection!
It's a story that,yes,we've seen before--a beloved character comes out as gay,but never in such a thoughtful,touching,and honest way.And I don't say that lightly.SamiandLucas' son,Will,a mainstay on the Salem scene since Sami gave birth to him at 16,has recently revealed his true sexuality--not only to himself,but to his friends,family and fellow Salemites.Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe how poignant the unveiling (and the subsequent back and forth) of Will's sexuality has been.It's raw,it's touching,and most importantly,it's honest to a core.
So with that,I present__ 5 WaysDays of Our LivesGot the "Will Horton is Gay" Storyline Right: __
1) Chandler Massey: In any other actors hands,the story would not carry the same weight.Massey brings a pureness to the role of Will that makes you love him.This is a brilliant young actor who will move you tears based on a look alone.Enjoy him while you can because I foresee a day when every major producer in Hollywood is going to want to cast this young man.